Fall is our favorite time of year. The heat waves of spring and summer have mostly disappeared, and the freezing snows of winter have yet to fall.
And it’s extremely easy to love the autumnal colors that accompany fresh-picked apples, pumpkin spice everything, and—best of all—leaf-peeping excursions.
The brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds have already begun to make their mark in many parts of the country. Their arrival and duration depend on temperature, moisture, and length of daylight, according to Chief Meteorologist Mark Stitz at KMTV 3 News Now.
But what if you didn’t have to travel to soak in the natural beauty of colorful leaves? You could always purchase a home in one of America’s leaf-peeping paradises.
It’s not outside the realm of possibility—we found five lovely homes for sale in places known for fabulous foliage. Whether you’re looking for a year-round residence or weekend retreat, these homes can provide an awesome autumn.
5 Perfect Homes for Leaf Looking
Woodstock wonder: Not to be confused with the site of the seminal music festival, this Vermont home offers gorgeous leaf-peeping opportunities and nearby hiking trails.
The charming three-bedroom home is within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, and a farmers market. It’s close to the library and schools, so it’s ideal for families who want to experience Americana, blazing leaves and all.
Leaf-peeping perfection: Stowe is known for its superlative leaf peeping. But the changing leaves aren’t the only attraction—there’s also craft beer, apple cider donuts, and maple syrup.
Whatever your pleasure, you can enjoy the area year-round in this gorgeous, five-bedroom modern farmhouse with Craftsman styling. It sits on 4.5 acres and includes a stocked pond for fishing, and a meadow where cows once grazed.
The property features views of beautiful Mount Mansfield—autumn-colored in the fall, snow white in the winter, and lush green come spring and summer.
Amazing Adirondacks: The elegant interiors of this three-bedroom, cabin-like home are as pretty as the landscape outside. You can soak in mountain views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the wraparound deck.
Inside, there are 4,482 square feet of cozy living space, and special extras include a library, chef’s kitchen, and billiard room.
It sits on 3.25 acres at the foot of Mount Marcy, the highest peak in the Adirondacks. Here, the autumn colors arrive early and stay late.
Western wonder: Leaf-peeping prospects aren’t limited to New England. This contemporary Alpine retreat is located in Utah’s ski capital and has the advantage of being beautiful in the fall. It will also be in extremely high demand in winter, due to its proximity to ski resorts.
Springs and summers aren’t half-bad either. This four-bedroom residence offers 3,317 square feet of living space, so there’s plenty of room for the whole family—or short-term renters.
The 2-acre lot is also a favorite hangout for moose, with some of the listing photos showing a couple visiting the outdoor spa on the deck.
Fall in love: It’s easy to fall for this adorable cabin near the southern shore of Lake Superior. Larger than it appears, the 2,610-square-foot dwelling has five bedrooms.
It sits on a wooded, 8-acre lot where you can enjoy the dazzling fall colors. There are opportunities for hiking and wood chopping. After a full day, you can relax around a blazing fire or in the hanging swings on the deck.
Bonus: The nearby Hiawatha National Forest offers additional fall color. For all that, this price can’t be beat.